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What About Your Rights as an Employer to Monitor an Employee’s Social Media Accounts?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
While in some states employers are able to establish company policies that limit what employees can post about employers, New York’s laws protect the employee’s privacy rights. First of all, New Yo...
Is It Legal to Monitor Your Employees’ Phone Calls?
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
As an employer, you may wonder where to draw the lines as far as monitoring employees’ phone calls at work. Certainly for quality control purposes, it makes sense to monitor calls with customers or...
What to Do When You Have Been Hurt at Work
Feb 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Under the laws of New York, if you have been hurt on the job, you have a right to seek benefits under the state’s workers’ compensation system. The program is what has been commonly referred to as ...
Minor Repairs and Improvements that Make all the Difference in Queens
Feb 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty .   Whenever we meet with Homeowners who are thinking of selling, we usually give them some homework befo...
Queens Real Estate Market: 2015 Year in Review
Jan 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 81 81 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home Team at Keller Williams Realty   Queens Real Estate Market 2015 Year in Review Welcome to our first edition of the “Queens Real Estate M...
Can You Ask Employees to Undergo Medical Screening and Ask About Medical History?
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 115 115 recommendations | email to a friend
New York Employment Defense Attorney talks about Non Discrimination Act Knowing what you can ask and must not ask employees or job applicants is vital for businesses. With all the information avail...
Should you Sell a Property with or without Tenants?
Jan 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 126 126 recommendations | email to a friend
   by George Herrera , Realtor & Co-Owner of the Queens Home team at Keller Williams Realty So you own a rental or investment property in Queens and you’ve determined that now is the right time to ...
What Does the 2016 Minimum Wage Hike Mean for You as an Employer?
Jan 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 186 186 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans A minimum wage increase of $8.75 to $9.00 went into effect in New York on December 31, 2015. For employers, it obviously means you must pay higher wages to all employees who...
Business Law: Corporations VS. Partnerships VS. Sole Proprietorship
Jan 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 234 234 recommendations | email to a friend
There are various types of business organizations: corporations, general partnerships and sole proprietorships. These business organizations have their own legal requirements so they can also be co...
Press Agents—Foot Soldiers in Celebrity Divorce Wars
Jan 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 250 250 recommendations | email to a friend
by Chris Palermo | Dec 31, 2015 | Chris Palermo Blog , divorce , PTB Blog How Celebrities Win and Lose at Divorce For regular folks, divorce is mostly won or lost in the courtroom, or in legal proc...

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After loss, final 4 games will decide Coughlin’s status
I’m about to do something that has been done in New York City quite a bit over the last 13 years. I’m about to speculate about the job status of Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. How many times over ...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rough day for Shamrocks as they drop two on PKs
It was a tough Sunday in the State Cup for the Shamrocks, as they found themselves knocked out of both the Manning and Strumpf Cups after agonizing penalty shootouts. The first team took on top Lon...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s bounces back with win over St. Francis
St. John’s erased an early nine-point deficit by closing the first half on a 19-2 run and withstood a late charge from St. Francis Brooklyn to register a 63-56 victory in the Madison Square Garden ...
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage set for another game to remember
Maybe it’s the holiday season, maybe it’s the end of the year, but there’s certainly one reason I’m feeling nostalgic starting off the final month of the year. It’s because the Jets and Giants play...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Queens golfer headed to STJ
For the second-straight season, St. John’s women’s golf head coach Ambry Bishop has added a pair of golfers during the early signing period as Kaitleen Shee and Queens native Linda Wang signed Nati...
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
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Color Me Wrong on Porzingis
It’s only 15 games into the NBA season, but the Knicks already have given more reasons to cheer and smile than they did all of last year. The team thus far has been a pleasant surprise at 8-7 and h...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby Women fall in playoffs
Men end regular season with loss
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s coach gets 200th win
Five Bears reached double figures led by Matt O’Neill’s game-high-tying 22 points as the St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team never trailed en route to an 84-74 season-opening victory over Fe...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Win over Astoria puts Shamrocks Women in finals
The Shamrocks Women are through to the Division B Cup Final after a 4-0 win over Astoria at St. Michaels in Woodside. Yet another Sinead Hennessy hat trick inspired the victory following on from Br...
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shamrocks 1960 make it to final 16 in Strumpf Cup
Shamrocks 1960 will move on to the last 16 of the Strumpf Cup after a well-earned 2-0 win over Galicia at St. Michaels on Sunday. Hughie McGowan and Dave Harvey (penalty) scored second-half goals t...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Close But No Cigar, Giants Fans Should Hope For Déjà Vu
It’s no secret that the New England Patriots bring out the best in the New York Giants franchise. The Patriots have dominated the sport since 2001, but the team responsible for denying absolute imm...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Martin Luther honors student athletes
Martin Luther School in Maspeth honored nearly 65 student athletes this week at the Fall Athletic Awards Assembly. Special awards were presented to the following student athletes: • Cross Country: ...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men off to 2-0 start in Chris Mullin era
It was an international affair in St. John’s second victory of the still-young 2015 campaign. Freshman Italian transplant Federico Mussini scored a game-high 18 points and handed out six assists to...
Nov 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby men secure a playoff spot
The Brooklyn Rugby men’s team secured a spot in the Empire Geographic Union Rugby Playoffs for the second consecutive year, with a 35-17 win over Suffolk Bull Moose Rugby Club (Long Island) on Satu...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rex Ryan Brings the Circus is Back to Town
Thursday night’s game at MetLife Stadium between the Jets and the Buffalo Bills has been circled on my calendar since the schedule was unveiled in late April. Why? The return of former Jets Head Co...
Nov 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired brown snake dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of SydneyA plucky little spider has once again proved that size doesn't matter by taking on -- and beating -- a much larger venomous snake, in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. The spindly Daddy Long Legs spider appeared to have come out on top after going head-to-head with a brown snake in rural New South Wales. Farmer Patrick Lees said he was astonished to discover the expired reptile dangling from a web at his outback home in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney, on Saturday.


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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)MUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.


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Transmission towers supplying power to the Kaesong Industrial Complex from South Korea, are seen on a foggy and rainy day after South Korea cut off power, in Paju, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Among the losers in the retaliatory sparring between the rival Koreas are residents who had been depending on a rarity in impoverished North Korea: a steady supply of water from the now-shuttered joint factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.


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